The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

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The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 206 ISBN: 9780199693160 Category:

The first book to focus explicitly on the NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), a simple numerical indicator and powerful tool that can be used to assess spatio-temporal changes in green vegetation. The NDVI opens the possibility of addressing questions on scales inaccessible to ground-based methods alone; it is mostly freely available with global coverage over several decades. Provides an authoritative overview of the principles and possible applications. The chapters are organised around two sections: the first detailing vegetation indices and the NDVI, the principles behind the NDVI, its correlation with climate, the available NDVI datasets, and the possible complications and errors associated with the use of this satellite-based vegetation index. The second section discusses the possible applications of the NDVI in ecology, environmental and wildlife management, and conservation. Hardback

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It is clearly a system with enormous potential, and a tool that needs to be taken into account with other data sets in monitoring vegetation changes from the local to a global scale. * Biodiversity and Conservation *

Author Biography

Nathalie Pettorelli is a research fellow working at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. Her research is focused on the impact of climate change on ecosystem functioning and mammalian population dynamics in alpine, arctic, and tropical environments. She has published 47 peer-reviewed articles and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Ecology (Associate Editor since 2007) and Animal Conservation (Associate editor since 2008, Editor since 2011). Since 2002 her research has focused on satellite-based data, and in particular on its role in understanding the impact of global environmental change on wildlife. For this work, she was awarded a L'Oreal UNESCO Fellowship in 2010.